August 06, 2014

Words One Should Never Hear a Father Say

"Tomorrow we're burying my boy in the ground."

I lost my breath when I heard his father choke out those words.

Tomorrow is the funeral and T has decided he wants to go to the burial in Miami. It is over an hour drive from where we will have the service. If T wants to go, I will go. I cannot allow him to be alone for this.

Bones went with us as he knew the boys' family well being good friends with the younger brother. The mother, who had kept it together all night, a woman I have not seen in three years, saw Bones and burst into tears. He has changed so much and she had not seen it.

Tonight was 90 minutes of family and friends speaking, a catharsis. Tonight was what it was really about.

So much sadness in this world.

Posted by Boudicca at August 6, 2014 09:53 PM
Comments

Those words are the reason so many of us don't step off after the ride turns to shit. We wait until our fathers leave the room. We can hold on long enough to spare them that. Mother's hang on forever. They'll usually forgive us.

Posted by: Anon. at August 15, 2014 02:30 AM